The Message photo by Megan Erbacher
Students from the Diocese of Evansville’s four Catholic high schools pose for a photo with Bishop Joseph M. Siegel before he celebrated the 2024 Catholic Schools Week Mass at St. Benedict Cathedral in Evansville. About 20 priests of the diocese, representing parishes with Catholic schools, concelebrated. Shown are Levi Holden, left, Reitz Memorial High School in Evansville; Mary Beth Sullivan, Mater Dei High School in Evansville; Bishop Siegel; Mason Trent, Rivet High School in Vincennes; Audrey Jerger, Washington Catholic High School in Washington. Students in the highest grade level of each of the diocese’s 26 Catholic schools attended Mass. National Catholic Schools Week annually celebrates Catholic education in the United States. It starts the last Sunday in January and runs all week, which in 2024 is Jan. 28 through Feb. 3. Complete coverage of the Mass will appear in the Feb. 9 issue of The Message.